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Menabrea Christmas Beer

Brewed by Menabrea (Forst)
Style: English Pale Ale
Biella, Italy
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Normal amber beer of high fermentation, specialty, type Bitter Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
holdleder (297) - Kongerslev, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2016
60 cl. flaske. 5,2 %. Italiensk juleøl. Flot etikette og flaske men øllet er ikke værd at skrive om. Noget tyndt sjask.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heyden (134) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 2, 2015
Having this in mid-winter New Zealand. Nice nuttiness and raisiny notes. I see menabrea as the Monteiths of Italy; dependable good drinking, if a little bit similar and predictable across the range.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Desverger (6951) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle from CIBI E Vini, Copenhagen - amber pour with white head. Sweet toasty malty aroma and taste, some caramel, some faint spices, watery consistency, not bad but pretty bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4171) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 27, 2014
5.2% a big 600 ml bottle for a few euros at Eataly. It pours a clear mahogany with a thick foamy beige head. The nose is biscuity malts, the taste is boring but good: nutty caramel biscotti grainy but overall pretty good it just doesn't really say Christmas more hello I am a nice macro brown ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (6955) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 12, 2014
Tap at Mother, Copenhagen. Poured a clear Medium amber with a frothy white head and some broken lace. The aroma is malty, light red berry fruit. The flavour is moderate sweet light bitter with a light yeast light sweet malt fruit mineral palate. Moderate to light bodied with soft carbonation. A little light and lacks defining flavours.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (10649) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2014
400ml from tap at Mother, Kødbyen in Copenhagen. Clear dark brown coloured body. Tiny beige head. Kirchenfenster to the glassware. Light smell of caramel and cinnamon. Taste of brown malts, dried fruits and season spices. Soft and clean in the mouth. Okay with the pizza at the restaurant (27.11.2014).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnfryd (13844) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, malt, fruit. Flavour is hint of caramel, roasted malt, sugar, fruit. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Palme (3639) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 1, 2014
0.66l bottle. This is a crystal clear deep golden one with a light almost fluffy off-white medium sized head. It has a somewhat strong almond nose with pilsner ish qualities. Mushrooms with a little bit of butter, light sweetness and metallic undertones. Not to impressive on the nose really. The taste isn’t really all that much to screen hurrah about either. Again, it’s light metallic in a way, almost copperish with almond essence, thin watered down red fruits, some detergent soapy thing - all wrapped in to a light oily mouthfeel with a just above average carbonation level. I’m no huge fan of these kinds of Christmas beers. Surprised to see that this is an ale. 14.11.2013

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16309) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle, 66cl. A finger thick beige head forms over a clear, dark amber body. Maltyness, some nuts and fruityness in the aroma. Pretty straight forward and clean, but very boring too. Malty sweet flavor with a faint note of roasted malts and spices, and a nice bitterness shows up towards the finish. Full body and a pleasant carbonation level. Works best as a companion to hearthy food I guess. 140207

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer5000 (5720) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
660 ml bottle. Clear amber body with a small off-white head. Quite week aroma of malt and nutshell. Flavor is sweet, light caramel malty, spicy and moderate in bitterness. Medium body and moderate in aftertaste. Drinkable, but not very exciting and not a beer I will pick for my Christmas dinner.

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